Nonetheless, there’s one ministry — supported by a various group of Christians and led by Native believers — that claims to Native younger women and men, ‘You are not forgotten.’
That ministry is On Eagles’ Wings, a department of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, and their annual Warrior Management Summit is arising July 1-6! Warrior Management Summit is a particular week for Native younger folks to assemble in a secure area, have enjoyable, play video games, get pleasure from good meals, and be taught concerning the hope of Jesus.
The Native crew leaders with On Eagles’ Wings and the Native younger individuals who go on outreach journeys with them are actually on the coronary heart of the ministry.
Brad Hutchcraft with Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says, “Story-after-story, it’s about these people. It is not about On Eagles’ Wings. It is not about me. It is not about any sure identify. It’s about these warriors who’re making the arduous decisions day-in and day-out to face agency for Jesus.
“I have to tell you that they’re standing firm for Jesus in some of the hardest places to do that — just really facing lots of family pressures and pressure from friends and everything, but unlike [what] most people would have ever seen.”
In Native communities, Jesus is commonly seen because the “white man’s God”. Due to this narrative, they don’t need something to do with Jesus and mock those that comply with Him.
Hutchcraft says, “What’s encouraging me is to see that these young leaders, we know that they come from a lot of brokenness — whether it’s broken homes or having come through addiction or drug abuse. One of our team members who is an amazing young leader, she almost took her own life. And another one of our leaders has a similar story…. God has protected them through the years and brought them to make a decision for Jesus, but then not to leave it there — to get more training, to get discipleship.”
Warrior Management Summit is a turning level for a lot of Native younger people who find themselves drowning in hopelessness.
“There are some who have come [to Warrior Leadership Summit] who have told us they came either planning to take their life right before or right after…. God has changed their lives and brought them through that and then…we get to pour into them year-round. But also, our ministry partners who bring them to Warrior Leadership Summit then get to disciple them year-round as well. So the stories just keep going and going.”
Hutchcraft has been concerned in outreach to Native Individuals since he graduated highschool. His father, Ron Hutchcraft, was concerned in cross-cultural youth ministry and have become keen about reaching Native younger folks for Christ. Brad Hutchcraft felt personally referred to as to hitch Native American ministry after he went on a missions journey and led a Native child to the Lord.
“This child got here as much as me and mentioned, ‘I do know you have got some occasions arising later within the week. If I come to them, will you inform me extra about Jesus?’
“It was the simplest question and forever (and very gratefully) altered the course of my life.”
If you want to be taught extra about On Eagles’ Wings and Warrior Management Summit, click on right here to go to their web site!
You too can sponsor a warrior who wish to attend Warrior Management Summit! Sponsorship is commonly the one means many Native younger women and men can afford to go.
Lastly, please be a prayer warrior for the crew as Warrior Management Summit approaches. Ask God to strengthen On Eagles’ Wings leaders as they put together to share His hope and love. Pray for the hearts of Native younger folks to be softened and opened to satisfy Jesus that week.
“The stories really are becoming greater, deeper, [and] more endless as far as the numbers we’re hearing,” says Hutchcraft. “And I think that is because God is on the move in Native America.”
Header picture courtesy of On Eagles’ Wings.